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Ranked #31 of 58 attractions in Oakland
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Ranked #34 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Mysterious Sites
Owner description: A true California Labyrinth! Uniquely wild and untamed, in a wilderness setting, at a geologic cross-roads where the orient... more » Owner description: A true California Labyrinth! Uniquely wild and untamed, in a wilderness setting, at a geologic cross-roads where the orient meets the American west. A fascinating, fun and informative webspace about a remote wilderness labyrinth located in the San Francisco bay area. Includes a spiritual primer as well as rich visual imagery and sound tracks. « less
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Ranked #35 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #36 of 58 attractions in Oakland
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Ranked #37 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites
Jack London's Yukon home during the winter of 1897-98.
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Ranked #38 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #39 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Movie Theaters; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Nine state of the art movie theaters.
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Ranked #41 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Children's Museums
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Ranked #42 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #43 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #44 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Located in Redwood Park Skyline Gate, this 6.1 mile trail has been rated as medium to difficult.
Ranked #45 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Libraries; History Museums
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Ranked #46 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites
Restored Victorian home of Leland Stanford's brother.
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Ranked #47 of 58 attractions in Oakland
Category: Biking Trails
Three-mile bike trail that zips cyclists along Oakland's waterfront.
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Category: Parks
Oakland's historic "Old Man's Park" is a favorite for local residents.
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Category: Convention Centers
Owner description: Located across from Laney College near Lake Merritt and the Estuary at 10 10th St Oakland, CA 94607 the Oakland Municipal... more » Owner description: Located across from Laney College near Lake Merritt and the Estuary at 10 10th St Oakland, CA 94607 the Oakland Municipal Auditorium (a.k.a. The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center) includes the 1,900 seat formal Calvin Simmons Theater, and a multi-purpose arena, which seats up to 4,500 people. The Oakland Municipal Auditorium was opened in 1914 has been used for everything from the provision of emergency medical services in the Flu pandemic of 1918, to Grateful Dead and Oakland Ballet performances to the Black Panther Party Black Community Survival Conference and the Green Party Presidential Campaign of Ralph Nader.Mayor Jerry Brown closed the auditorium in 2006, allegedly because of a slight operating deficit, but more likely in an attempt to set up the sale of the property in the booming real estate market of the time. The Convention Center was one of the few large venues staffed by Union workers and many labor unions and left political groups used the hall because it paid the workers decent wages. When Brown closed the hall 20 workers lost good paying union jobs and the community lost a locale for everything from high school graduations to AC/DC concerts. The supposed annual budget savings were $300,000 a year. (City staff recently estimated that in the intervening five years $5,000,000 to $9,000,000 worth of decay had occurred in the property. ) Jobs, public service and economic stimulus of a vital downtown jewel were destroyed due to property speculation. (Even the Citty’s 1% were hurt—the Oakland Ballet which used the Calvin Simmons Theater in the Center became homeless and went out of business for over a year.) The property has been left largely vacant, except for some isolated event rentals since then. In 2011, in a paperwork shuffle the City of Oakland sold the property to its the Redevelopment agency (the City Council is the board of the Redevelopment Agency). « less
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Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Owner description: A DJ'd, freeform dance venue held Wednesday nights in Downtown Oakland, spinning a hot mix of House, Hip Hop, Modernized... more » Owner description: A DJ'd, freeform dance venue held Wednesday nights in Downtown Oakland, spinning a hot mix of House, Hip Hop, Modernized Funk, Electronica, Latin and more - Music that makes you want to move! It is an alcohol free space all about dancing to the fullest and great music. Show up solo or come with friends. Dance for a bit or stay the whole time. And be prepared to sweat and have a good time! Wednesdays 6pm - 10pm « less
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Category: Theaters

Pan Theater brings improv theater to the East Bay with shows every Friday and Saturday. Pan is a community improv theater. Pan performers come from the local community and include... more »

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Category: Convention Centers
Owner description: The recently renovated Oakland Convention Center is conveniently located in downtown Oakland only ten minutes from the... more » Owner description: The recently renovated Oakland Convention Center is conveniently located in downtown Oakland only ten minutes from the Oakland International Airport. Right outside the doors of the convention center you will find Oakland's Chinatown, Old Oakland, Preservation Park, shopping and within a few short blocks the waterfront, Jack London Square and the Paramount Theatre. Offering 64,000 square feet of exhibition and meeting space and adjoining the convention center is the Oakland Marriott City Center, with an additional 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and 483 deluxe guest rooms. Just a short walk from Oakland Convention Center is the beautiful bayside Jack London Square, Chinatown's 25 blocks of shops and restaurants, the Oakland Museum of California, Lake Merritt's Lakeside Park and the bustling Oakland City Center. « less
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Category: Factory Tours
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Category: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: The Dinner Detective® is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you... more » Owner description: The Dinner Detective® is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVERYONE is a suspect, even YOU, and the killer might be at your table! « less
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